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Welfare Reform: What (and who) works

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist If anyone ever wonders why conservatives are skeptical of government programs, they should consider the War on Poverty. There are other examples, of course, but public welfare is a particularly apt one as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 1996 reform. Why? Consider what President…

Left misleads on Carolina comeback

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his aides for getting their chronologies wrong — for blaming the president for the onset of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, for example, despite the fact that Barack Obama was serving in…

Parents must help stop underage drinking

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When state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner Jim Gardner visited with us last week at the StarNews, we were going to ask about the better customer service we’ve witnessed in ABC stores, and the popularity of small-batch liquors that line the shelves. What we got instead was a straight shot of…

Gerrymandering: Have conservatives finally gone too far?

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STEVE FORD Guest Columnist The Republican Party developed a national strategy to seize and hold legislative power, and in North Carolina executed it with relentless precision. Six years into that process, however, the adverse legal judgments are beginning to accumulate. Rights were violated and votes were suppressed, or targeted for…

Senator’s constituent services here to help

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THOM TILLIS Guest Columnist Over the last two years, I’ve had the honor of representing Lincoln County and the state of North Carolina in the United States Senate. I’ve worked to help advance commonsense, bipartisan initiatives, including reforming the VA, supporting military families, confronting the growing opioid and heroin epidemic…

Affects of rigged districts will linger

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The architects of the current maps of General Assembly districts billed them as complying with the law and the Constitution, saying they fully guaranteed that African-American candidates would be able to win seats. They were right about that, as recent electoral experience has shown. But what they didn’t say was…

Left misleads on Carolina comeback

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his aides for getting their chronologies wrong — for blaming the president for the onset of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, for example, despite the fact that Barack Obama was serving in…

Welfare Reform: What (and who) works

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist If anyone ever wonders why conservatives are skeptical of government programs, they should consider the War on Poverty. There are other examples, of course, but public welfare is a particularly apt one as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 1996 reform. Why? Consider what President…

Obamacare is still broken

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The Affordable Care Act isn’t working. Aetna, the third largest health insurance company in the country, has announced it will pull out of the Obamacare exchanges in nearly a dozen states, according to The Wall Street Journal. That development further concentrates the pool of insurance companies…

Hard to win after beating the party establishment in the primaries

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Is Donald Trump really a unique political candidate? Did North Carolina ever have anybody in politics who compares with him? When I asked that question in a column last year, I suggested U.S. Senator Robert Reynolds “out-Trumped” Trump and was so full of bunkum that it…